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HI everyone family run business .Experienced painter and decorator, kitchens fitter .we offer laminate ,solid flooring landlords offices school welcome domestic and commercial

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Reviewed by Abose on 7/11/2019

We were very happy with the outcome.. They were very professional in their approach and they tided up after themselves. They were fair with their pricing and I would use them again. Highly recommend.

Smartways, taking pride in our work, ensuring all jobs are completed to the highest standard. Offering a clean, friendly and reliable service. Qualified tradesmen with 10 years experience. All interior and exterior projects and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 15/6/2019

Hard working guys, I would recommend, they left the place very tidy and even helped me out my washing machine back in! did a good job of the floor and recommend good options for my flooring with a. variety of pricing for me to choose from.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new residential properties. We specialise in small & large extensions start to finish, new porches, full garage conversions, new bathroom refit’s and conservatory's. All plastering and building work undertaken. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by Alan on 2/3/2019

These two experienced and very knowledgeable craftsman took time at every stage of the work to make sure that the end product was what we wanted. Advice was given on the cheapest way to keep cost down and still maintain the high standard of work. Following the completion of my work these tradesmen have done building work at my daughter’s and also my mother in law’s homes. Very pleased with the work and would certainly recommend them for all types of building work.

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Adam on 5/11/2019

Great job at a very reasonable price. Would use Robin again for sure.

I have over 30 years experience in a wide variety of works associated within the joinery field.housebuilding, shopfitting, kitchen fitting, renovations, extensions, attic conversions, bathrooms, flooring, windows doors etc. I can offer multi trades to suit the customers requirements at a competitive price, with no scrimping on quality .

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Reviewed by Andy on 18/1/2020

Came out on a Saturday afternoon for a small job; sussed out the problem right away and fixed it cheaply

We are remedial contractors with 15 years experience. All aspects of renovation and remedial repair covered including structural alteration and damp proofing

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Reviewed by ross on 4/9/2019

Exactly what you want from a professional. Really happy with the standard of work. Good honest quote. Left the place clean and tidy. Thanks very much ??

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Reviewed by Helen on 4/11/2019

Was very proffessional. He also organised an electrician to refit sockets and a plasterer to replaster the wall who did a really good job. Thankfully our neighbour isn't a night owl, but if he started playing his music really loud late at night we would definitely ask Matt to come back and soundproof the bedroom for us!

BEYOND SOUND is a family run business based in Glasgow and serving domestic and commercial clients in the wider area of Central Scotland. We design, supply and fit quality Audio Installations & Sonos Systems, Home Cinema Design and Installation with bespoke joinery and acoustics if required, State of the Art CCTV Systems and Noise Control Solutions for your home and business. HOME CINEMA & AUDIO - What better way to come home and relax than catching up on TV, Movies or Sport in your bespoke Home Cinema? Our in-house Sound Engineer can design and build your amazing home cinema or multi-room audio/entertainment system which will be tailored to your budget and needs. We can use an existing room, or re-purpose another room like a garage or loft to install a 100+ inch screen, professionally set up surround sound and acoustics and integrated LED lighting. The results will entertain your family (especially the kids!) and impress your friends. There isn't a more immersive experience to be had at home. CCTV - Our CCTV Systems are high quality and state of the art. Compatible with your mobile device, with 7 day recording, night vision, motion detection and wireless capabilities, you can protect your family and property for less than you think. Don't wait until it has already happened, secure you're home now! NOISE POLLUTION & SOUND CONTROL - This can be a problem for anyone living in close quarters with other people. If you have a noisy neighbour, a loud business next door or need to dampen the sound coming from your own house or a specific room, we can help. With years of experience in this area, we are able to assess your problem and work with you to deliver a solution. OUR PROMISE - We do everything with genuine passion and care over our work, and go all out for 100% customer satisfaction. We can be trusted to respect your home whilst working as quietly and cleanly as possible. We only use the best equipment and materials for your budget and pride ourselves on delivering the very highest levels of workmanship and customer service. We work as efficiently as possible, without compromising on quality. All installations are carried out by a qualified Engineer and all work and equipment is guaranteed for a minimum of one year. So, whether you need a new way to listen to music or immerse yourself in film, require a CCTV System to protect your home or have to block out that noisy traffic, we can help you realise your goals on time and in budget.

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Reviewed by Chris on 7/2/2019

I got Beyond Sound in to soundproof the floor of my wee home studio and the results were even better than I had expected. Massive improvement in acoustics and a massive reduction in noise to the flat below. Not to mention that Steven was a pleasure to deal with and full of additional advice on how to make the room sound even more so like a professional recording studio. He even went out of his way to get the leftover materials cut to size so I could make my own acoustic panels for the walls! Absolutely outs

we offer any type of conversion to any spare space in your home loft,garage or cellar at anglo welsh we dont have over heads so this will be reflected in the price. all work is carried out by professional tradesman with vast experience and credentials.we undertake commercial and domestic I.e from office fit out,shop fitting etc to house building extensions,loft conversions garage conversions and all associated trades covered plastering carpentry brick laying tiling roofing electrical plumbing (gas safe contractor employed) partition and suspended ceiling systems sound proofing and more all personally project managed and ran by myself.....our two primary motto's are...... the proof is in the pudding...... and buy cheap,,,buy twice.....we are 5 star rated for a reason,we wont compromise quality for no factors....

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Reviewed by Mark on 28/10/2019

Lee took on an unfinished job started by a dodgey builder. Lee knows what he's doing and was clear about the order of play. Carpentry is second to none and after a bit of snagging we now have a very good looking bedroom with an en suite where there used to be a garage. Lee has kept in touch afterwards and made sure we are fully happy, which is exactly what a customer wants from their tradesmen. I would definately use Lee again.

Based in Lymington, we provide fully insured, professional home improvements and property maintenance around Hampshire and the Dorset border building experience and reputation since 2008. We are contractors of all trades

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Reviewed by Sharon on 5/1/2020

Great job in super short notice

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Sound Proofing specialists - what you need to know

Soundproofing uses various methods to block or absorb unwanted noise.

You may want to soundproof your property to stop external noise from neighbours or traffic. Or, you might want to stop noise leaking out of your property, if you like to play loud music for example. Soundproofing can also help reduce noise between different rooms in a property.

Soundproofing won’t completely wipe out unwanted noise, but it can significantly reduce it.

How much does soundproofing cost?

The cost depends on the scale of the work you’re having done. The average cost of soundproofing a single wall can range from £800 to £1,600.

What does soundproofing involve?

It depends on the type of noise you need to block, where it’s coming from and how much of it you want to block out.

There are 2 basic types of noise: airborne noise describes sounds like voices and music. Impact noise is the sound of something hitting something else, like a door slamming or a drill going through paving. More extensive work may be needed to deal with this type of noise.

Windows, floors and ceilings are where noise problems tend to arise, particularly in flats.

Ways of dealing with noise can include:

  • Double or triple glazing – this can help block sound from entering and escaping, especially if combined with good sealants around the windows.
  • Secondary glazing
  • Doors – a solid wood door will help block out unwanted sound.
  • Carpeting – putting down good-quality carpets, combined with noise-reducing underlay, can help absorb sound, stopping it from travelling from upper floors.
  • Silicone caulking – this seals up gaps in your walls that sound can travel through.
  • Acoustic panels and acoustic tiles – these can be attached to ceilings or walls to absorb noise.
  • Double walls and lowered ceilings – these work by creating a cavity between the lowered ceiling and the real ceiling, in which sound is absorbed. They’ll reduce the space in your property, but not necessarily by much.

Find out more about how to soundproof your property 

What causes problems with noise?

Many older homes weren’t built with modern pastimes in mind – like watching TV and listening to amplified music, while some modern homes are poorly insulated.

In 2003 regulations came into force to ensure new-builds and conversions have an approved level of sound insulation. If you live in an older property, however, soundproofing could be the answer.

What materials are used in soundproofing?

A wide range of materials can be used to block and absorb sound including mass loaded vinyl (MLV), foams, rubber and specially designed plasterboard.  

All materials are given a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating depending on their ability to block sound, and a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating or Sound Absorption Average (SSA) to show their noise absorption.

Softer materials generally absorb more sound than harder materials. So if you want to reduce the amount of sound coming from your flat, go for carpet rather than laminate.

What qualifications does your soundproofing specialist need?

Different types of tradespeople can carry out soundproofing work, depending on what you need, so you won’t be looking for a specific qualification.

Here are a few questions you should ask of your tradesperson:

  • Are they specialists in soundproofing rather than general building?
  • Can they give you examples of when they’ve solved a problem similar to yours?
  • What warranty do they provide?

Do you need planning permission for soundproofing?

It depends on what you’re having done and where you live. For example, you may need permission to change your windows if you live in a conservation area. For more information see the Planning Portal website

What about insurance for soundproofing?

As with all building work, you’ll need to check your tradesperson has full public liability insurance. This covers them if someone is injured or property is damaged because of the work.

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